Having learned Mandarin, and travelling alone by foot, bicycle and train, Colin Thubron set off on a 10,000 mile journey from Beijing to the borders of Burma.
Author: Colin Thubron
Publisher: Random House
Having learned Mandarin, and travelling alone by foot, bicycle and train, Colin Thubron set off on a 10,000 mile journey from Beijing to the borders of Burma. He travelled through the wind-swept wastes of the Gobi desert and finished at the far end of the Great Wall. What Thubron reveals is an astonishing diversity, a land whose still unmeasured resources strain to meet an awesome demand, and an ancient people still reeling from the devastation of the Cultural Revolution.
... of earnings , taxation , and prices of basic necessities and luxuries . First , one
must determine what a DDR mark was worth . It is difficult because the currency
was nonconvertible ; one could not legally take it in or out 192 Behind the Wall.
Author: Paul Gleye
Publisher: SIU Press
Category: Political Science
Standing in long lines in the shops, coaxing clean laundry from an outdated washing machine, traveling despite unpredictable train schedules, and being without hot water, fruit, and vegetables through the gray winter months failed to dull Paul Gleye’s perceptions during the year he lived in Weimar, East Germany. Day by day Gleye documented his varied observations and experiences, unaware that they would prove a unique record of what would soon be an extinct society. Gleye was in East Germany as a Fulbright lecturer. Living beyond the capital city of East Berlin and traveling and conversing freely, Gleye gained access to people and places that had been almost completely closed to Americans and other Westerners for decades.
10 Other DEFA films which make the division of Germany and the Wall a central
theme are Geschichten jener Nacht ... myth , often comprising miraculous and
fairy - tale elements about a person who 210 Hollywood behind the Wall 6:
Author: Daniela Berghahn
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Category: Performing Arts
A representative history of East German film culture from 1946 to the present, offering close readings both of DEFA's celebrated classics and of the most acclaimed post-unification films.
Then, deciding they couldn't be seen from where they were attempting to climb
the Wall, they ran back and were up and over it within a few seconds. ... Abu Ali's
arm waved off somewhere into the distance, somewhere behind the Wall. “Where
Author: Rich Wiles
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
Category: Political Science
Of the approximately seven million Palestinian refugees around the world, more than 650,000 are living in camps along the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Having been forced from their homes, either through violence or the threat of it, those living in these camps, Rich Wiles asserts, suffer greatly from Israeli Army incursions, violence, poverty, and desperation—often even more severely than in the surrounding cities or villages. Although much media attention has been drawn to the area's political climate, the stories of its dispossessed people have gone largely underreported. Having spent much of his time in Palestine since 2003, Wiles offers a glimpse inside the West Bank's refugee camps between 2006 and 2007 through a collection of oral histories, vignettes, and photographic portraits. In these pieces, Wiles recounts conversations with Palestinians of all ages, including survivors of al-Nakba, released child and female prisoners, parents trying to rear their children amid the violence of military occupation, and exiles struggling for the right of return to their original villages. These intimate portrayals not only offer clues to understanding the physical and psychological effects of exile, colonization, and occupation, they also reveal the true Palestinian psyche, one that is at once full of life, love, and strength. Through both written word and photographic image, Behind the Wall allows Palestinians to speak for themselves.
One of the three sides, enclosed by glass, was the reading cloister, which had
long benches on either side: the monastery wall side and the window side. In the
center, against the wall, was a statue of Our Lady of Victory. The second
Author: Elizabeth Ann Kuhn
Category: Biography & Autobiography
BEHIND THE WALL of a Trappistine Monastery, under Papal Enclosure, tread only the Monks and Nuns who vow to live in this Order of their own free will. This is the story of a young girl aspiring to the heights of her vocation under the Cistercian Rule of Saint Benedict. Absent from any contact with the outside world, in strict silence, in a non speaking Order, she lives her life alone with God reenacting the joys, sorrows and concerns of a soul trying to fulfill her calling. She brings to life her travails under a new superior in a new foundation who caused her demise, bringing her back out into the modern world.
“Hold up, fellows. I want you to stop, take a breath 'cause you about to faucet of
life on this Earth to another.” “Life behind the Wall” is like no other. We go inside
and it's like a cathedral, very high ceiling, every step echoes and that's all you
Author: David Hodge
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
Behind “The Wall” By: David Hodge Behind “The Wall” is a memoir of author David Hodge’s experiences behind prison walls. These experiences remind us that we do not want to waste our life in prison before deciding to live an honest, God-fearing life. We only get one life here on Earth. Maintaining our freedom is the best thing we can do for ourselves, free to go and come as we please, free to choose our partners in life, free to manage our life. We do not have to sell dope for a living or use illegal drugs to escape reality. Society needs to stop idolizing drug dealers and praising a man for holding down a job. And the responsible ones of this country need to work on paying a decent wage to our uneducated workforce so they are not enticed by the possibilities of illegal activities. That is what fuels the penal system, folks taking a chance at the American Dream because they believe they can support themselves, family, and lifestyle with such activities. David hopes his experiences will touch the hearts of those trying not to return to prison, those lost without a direction, and those looking for guidance.
Author: Will Ellsworth-JonesPublish On: 2013-02-12
Now, in the first ever full-scale investigation of the artist, reporter Will Ellsworth-Jones pieces together the story of Banksy, building up a picture of the man and the world in which he operates.
Author: Will Ellsworth-Jones
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
While hiding from the limelight, Banksy has made himself into one of the world's best-known living artists. His pieces have fetched millions of dollars at prestigious auction houses. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his film Exit Through the Gift Shop. Once viewed as vandalism, his work is now venerated; fans have gone so far as to dismantle the walls that he has painted on for collection and sale. But as famous as Banksy is, he is also utterly unknown—he conceals his real name, hides his face, distorts his voice, and reveals his identity to only a select few. Who is this man that has captivated millions? How did a graffiti artist from Bristol, England, find himself at the center of an artistic movement? How has someone who goes to such great lengths to keep himself hidden achieved such great notoriety? And is his anonymity a necessity to continue his vandalism—or a marketing tool to make him ever more famous? Now, in the first ever full-scale investigation of the artist, reporter Will Ellsworth-Jones pieces together the story of Banksy, building up a picture of the man and the world in which he operates. He talks to his friends and enemies, those who knew him in his early, unnoticed days, and those who have watched him try to come to terms with his newfound fame and success. And he explores the contradictions of a champion of renegade art going to greater and greater lengths to control his image and his work. Banksy offers a revealing glimpse at an enigmatic figure and a riveting account of how a self-professed vandal became an international icon—and turned the art world upside down in the process.
BEHIND THE WALL is a compelling social history, which provides an insight into Adelaide's Destitute Asylum and the women who experienced life behind its walls. Based on historical documents and accounts provided by descendants of the Destitute Asylum.
Dedicated to the heroes gone on and those who remain behind walls, world over,
keep your heads up. Investing Behind the Wall is for us. Allahu Akbar! May you
be blessed in buying this book, in using this book. It's designed to fit all positions
Candy Bombers, Beetle Bunker, and Smuggler's Treasure Robert Elmer. THE
WALL ROBERT ELMER E. ZONDER kidz ZONDERKIDZ Life Behind the Wall
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Author: Robert Elmer
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Cut off by the Iron Curtain This epic tale extends across generations and unfolds against the backdrop of a dangerous Cold War Berlin. This historically accurate, action-packed, three-books-in-one edition features three generations of resourceful teens living in the shadow of the Berlin Wall. Titles include: Candy Bombers: In spring 1948, teenage cousins Erich and Katarina are simply trying to survive in war-ravaged Berlin when the Soviets blockade the east side of the city, isolating its citizens—and starving them—behind the Iron Curtain. Beetle Bunker: In August 1961, Sabine discovers a forgotten underground bunker. Though she first uses it to escape her crowded home, she soon realizes her hideout could possibly take her family under the wall to West Berlin and freedom! Smuggler's Treasure: In spring 1989, life is good in West Germany, and even the Cold War seems to be thawing in the warmer weather. But as Liesl works on a class project about the history of the wall, she stumbles onto a startling secret no one will talk about.
Wall. A lot of days go by that You've made me sit and Think: then cry. I look for
love, and small Encountered support. I can walk around all Day ... Nickels and
dimes from Behind the wall, little To add for a mere Phone call. Longing to hug
Author: Roxanne Chapman
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Roxanne Chapman the mother of two girls who eventually married Tom Atkins, and shocking relationship, violent and abusive. This is documented through her debut work in Twelve and a Half Years. While in prison Tom Atkins a pseudonym still protecting her and her family. Tom writes of his love for her that once again turned abusive in a love/hate relationship.
Behind him, the ghost screamed at him to come back and play. “Don't go, don't go
! ... David fell out of the wall into his own apartment, jumped straight back up, and
fitted the grille back onto the wall with fumbling fingers. For one dreadful ...
Author: Melvin Burgess
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Award-winning author Melvin Burgess's thrilling new ghost story for younger readers. David screamed and the ghostly boy opened his mouth and screamed back. But his scream wasn't the scream of a child—it was the scream of an old, old man. "Come back, come back," screamed the ghost in his cracked old voice. "Don't leave me. Don't go!" Twelve-year-old David lives with his dad in a big old apartment building called Mahogany Villas. When he discovers he can climb through the vent pipes in the building and get into other apartments and play tricks on people, he simply can't resist. His main victim is Robert Alveston, a forgetful man in his nineties who is afraid that he is losing his mind. But David's nasty pranks soon disturb more than his elderly neighbor. One day he comes face-to-face with a ghost, at first friendly but more and more terrifying as it becomes clear that he has a particular grudge against Mr Alveston. Soon both the old man and David are in great danger.
THE WALL IN THE HEAD The Wall is now history, but it still casts an invisible
shadow. In a now famous phrase, the West German author Peter Schneider
claimed prophetically that: 'It will take longer to pull down the wall in the head
than any ...
Author: Patrick Major
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Few historical changes occur literally overnight, but on 13 August 1961 eighteen million East Germans awoke to find themselves walled in by an edifice which was to become synonymous with the Cold War: the Berlin Wall. This new history rejects traditional, top-down approaches to Cold War politics, exploring instead how the border closure affected ordinary East Germans, from workers and farmers to teenagers and even party members, 'caught out' by Sunday the Thirteenth. Party, police, and Stasi reports reveal why one in six East Germans fled the country during the 1950s, undermining communist rule and forcing the eleventh-hour decision by Khrushchev and Ulbricht to build a wall along the Cold War's frontline. Did East Germans resist or come to terms with immurement? Did the communist regime become more or less dictatorial within the confines of the so-called 'Antifascist Defence Rampart'? Using film and literature, but also the GDR's losing battle against Beatlemania, Patrick Major's cross-disciplinary study suggests that popular culture both reinforced and undermined the closed society. Linking external and internal developments, Major argues that the GDR's official quest for international recognition, culminating in Ostpolitik and United Nations membership in the early 1970s, became its undoing, unleashing a human rights movement which fed into, but then broke with, the protests of 1989. After exploring the reasons for the fall of the Wall and reconstructing the heady days of the autumn revolution, the author reflects on the fate of the Wall after 1989, as it moved from demolition into the realm of memory.
By the end of the paragraph, however, the narrator crosses over into metaphor:
the wall arises from a "ring of brothers": the "endless leagues of China" have
become a single body with the same blood. That these metaphors are mixed and
Author: James Whitlark
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
Category: Literary Criticism
This work explores what lies behind the fantastic barrier in a borderland that C. G. Jung called the unconscious, the avant-garde writer Kafka termed incomprehensive, and Whitlark argues is an entire spectrum of muted awareness.