Stories in a New Skin

Approaches to Inuit Literature

Author: Keavy Martin

Publisher: Univ. of Manitoba Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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In an age where southern power-holders look north and see only vacant polar landscapes, isolated communities, and exploitable resources, it is important to note that the Inuit homeland encompasses extensive philosophical, political, and literary traditions. Stories in a New Skin is a seminal text that explores these Arctic literary traditions and, in the process, reveals a pathway into Inuit literary criticism. Author Keavy Martin considers writing, storytelling, and performance from a range of genres and historical periods – the classic stories and songs of Inuit oral traditions, life writing, oral histories, and contemporary fiction, poetry and film – and discusses the ways in which these texts constitute an autonomous literary tradition. She draws attention to the interconnection between language, form and context and illustrates the capacity of Inuit writers, singers and storytellers to instruct diverse audiences in the appreciation of Inuit texts. Although Eurowestern academic contexts and literary terminology are a relatively foreign presence in Inuit territory, Martin builds on the inherent adaptability and resilience of Inuit genres in order to foster greater southern awareness of a tradition whose audience has remained primarily northern.

Fifty World's Greatest Short Stories

Author: Various Author

Publisher: Abhishek Publications


Category: Fiction

Page: 687

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Dating back to the early traditions of oral storytelling, the short story has evolved through the ages from myths, legends, fairy tales, fables, parables, stories in the Ramayana and Mahabharata, tales in the Panchatantra, the adventure tales of the Odyssey, biblical stories, the Norse sagas and many others. As the oriental tale and Gothic novel gained popularity in the latter half of the eighteenth century, short story began developing in Britain. And by the beginning of nineteenth century, it had highly evolved as a form. This anthology is a compilation of some of the classic short stories of the eighteenth and early nineteenth century, from around the world. Beginning with the realistic stories of Pushkin and Chekov, it includes ‘The Necklace’ by Guy de Maupassant, ‘Eve’s Diary’ by Mark Twain, ‘The “Slapping Sal”’ by Arthur Conan Doyle, ‘The Fly’ by Katherine Mansfield, ‘A Little Cloud’ by James Joyce, ‘White Nights’ by Fyodor Dostoevsky, ‘The Postmaster’ by Rabindranath Tagore and ‘The Gift of Magi’ by O. Henry. “Short stories are tiny windows into other worlds and other minds and other dreams. They are journeys you can make to the far side of the universe and still be back in time for dinner.” – Neil Gaiman “‘What shall I write?’ said Yegor and he dipped his pen in the ink.” – Anton Chekov, At Christmas Time “There was a woman who was beautiful, who started with all the advantages, yet she had no luck.” – D. H. Lawrence, The Rocking-Horse Winner

18 Stories of the Skin

The Butterfly Child and Other Patients

Author: Robert A. Norman

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing


Category: Medical

Page: 189

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Our natural tapestry, the skin, can be torn apart by disease, and we can suffer from horrendous physical and emotional trauma. This book gathers together a number of stories of people with skin diseases, and its organizing principle is each patient’s story and the search for the fundamental humanity, compassion, and empathy for the person with skin and systemic issues. One central element of the book is the need to dignify a person’s life in the face of disease—something that is often not their fault.

NLT One Year Chronological Study Bible

Author: Tyndale

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers


Category: Bibles

Page: 1329

View: 953

The greatest story ever told, in engaging chronological order. Discover this unique presentation of the New Living Translation from Tyndale! This captivating and inspirational reading experience will help you see God’s Word in a whole new light as you go on a journey through the entire Bible broken down into manageable daily readings. Key features include: 365 daily readings in chronological order Daily introductions Daily discovery questions for personal reflection and application Easy-to-follow, 14-era format with era overviews Articles on biblical themes While there are many chronological Bibles, study Bibles, and devotional Bibles, The One Year Chronological Study Bible stands out as a Bible offering elements of each. It features a rare combination of study and devotional content presented alongside the clear and accurate New Living Translation text, which has been ordered chronologically and organized into 14 eras of history. It’s God’s story laid out as we’re used to reading a story—from beginning to end. Let The One Year Chronological Study Bible help you get to know your Bible in a whole new way!

Adjusting the Lens

Indigenous Activism, Colonial Legacies, and Photographic Heritage

Author: Sigrid Lien

Publisher: UBC Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 866

Through powerful case studies, Adjusting the Lens addresses the ways that the historical photographic record of Indigenous peoples has been shaped by colonial practices, and explores how this legacy is being confronted by Indigenous art activism and contemporary renegotiations of the past. Contributors to this collection analyze the photographic practices and heritage of communities from North America, Europe, and Australia, revealing how Indigenous people are using old photographs in new ways to empower themselves, revitalize community identity, and decolonize the colonial record.

The Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literature

Author: James H. Cox

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 704

View: 361

Over the course of the last twenty years, Native American and Indigenous American literary studies has experienced a dramatic shift from a critical focus on identity and authenticity to the intellectual, cultural, political, historical, and tribal nation contexts from which these Indigenous literatures emerge. The Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literature reflects on these changes and provides a complete overview of the current state of the field. The Handbook's forty-three essays, organized into four sections, cover oral traditions, poetry, drama, non-fiction, fiction, and other forms of Indigenous American writing from the seventeenth through the twenty-first century. Part I attends to literary histories across a range of communities, providing, for example, analyses of Inuit, Chicana/o, Anishinaabe, and Métis literary practices. Part II draws on earlier disciplinary and historical contexts to focus on specific genres, as authors discuss Indigenous non-fiction, emergent trans-Indigenous autobiography, Mexicanoh and Spanish poetry, Native drama in the U.S. and Canada, and even a new Indigenous children's literature canon. The third section delves into contemporary modes of critical inquiry to expound on politics of place, comparative Indigenism, trans-Indigenism, Native rhetoric, and the power of Indigenous writing to communities of readers. A final section thoroughly explores the geographical breadth and expanded definition of Indigenous American through detailed accounts of literature from Indian Territory, the Red Atlantic, the far North, Yucatán, Amerika Samoa, and Francophone Quebec. Together, the volume is the most comprehensive and expansive critical handbook of Indigenous American literatures published to date. It is the first to fully take into account the last twenty years of recovery and scholarship, and the first to most significantly address the diverse range of texts, secondary archives, writing traditions, literary histories, geographic and political contexts, and critical discourses in the field.

Love of Life, and Other Stories

in large print

Author: Jack London

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand


Category: Fiction

Page: 189

View: 885

Reproduction of the original.

Warwick Deeping - Ultimate Collection: 120+ Novels & Short Stories

Sorrell and Son, Doomsday, Kitty, Sincerity, Uther and Igraine, Roper's Row, The Pride of Eve…

Author: Warwick Deeping

Publisher: e-artnow


Category: Fiction

Page: 13685

View: 394

This meticulously edited collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents:_x000D_ Novels:_x000D_ Uther and Igraine_x000D_ Love Among the Ruins_x000D_ The Slanderers_x000D_ The Seven Streams_x000D_ Bess of the Woods_x000D_ A Woman's War_x000D_ Bertrand of Brittany_x000D_ Mad Barbara (These White Hands)_x000D_ The Red Saint_x000D_ The Pride of Eve_x000D_ King Behind The King (The Shield of Love)_x000D_ Apples of Gold_x000D_ The Secret Sanctuary (The Saving of John Stretton)_x000D_ Sorrell and Son_x000D_ Doomsday_x000D_ Kitty_x000D_ Old Pybus_x000D_ Roper's Row_x000D_ Exiles_x000D_ The Road (The Ten Commandments)_x000D_ Old Wine and New_x000D_ The Challenge of Love (Sincerity)_x000D_ Smith_x000D_ The Eyes of Love (Fox Farm)_x000D_ Two Black Sheep_x000D_ Seven Men Came Back_x000D_ The Man on the White Horse_x000D_ Valour_x000D_ Sackcloth into Silk (The Golden Cord)_x000D_ The White Gate_x000D_ No Hero—This_x000D_ Blind Man's Year_x000D_ The Woman at the Door_x000D_ The Malice of Men_x000D_ Shabby Summer (Folly Island)_x000D_ The Man Who Went Back_x000D_ The Dark House_x000D_ Mr Gurney and Mr Slade (The Cleric's Secret)_x000D_ The Impudence of Youth_x000D_ Laughing House_x000D_ Man in Chains_x000D_ Caroline Terrace_x000D_ Slade_x000D_ Short Stories:_x000D_ Countess Glika and Other Stories:_x000D_ Countess Glika_x000D_ The Red Shirt_x000D_ The Girl on the Mountain_x000D_ The Lady of the Terrace_x000D_ Bitter Silence_x000D_ The Short Stories of Warwick Deeping:_x000D_ Wilmer's Wife_x000D_ Two Men_x000D_ The Pool of the Satyr_x000D_ Old Fagus_x000D_ That Vulgar Person_x000D_ The Immortals_x000D_ The Harmless Satyr_x000D_ Silver's Bus_x000D_ Poet and Peasant_x000D_ Gustave_x000D_ Sand Dunes_x000D_ The First Wrinkle_x000D_ Shipwreck and a Shrew_x000D_ Caliban_x000D_ Noise_x000D_ Six Months to Live_x000D_ Sennen Climbs a Wall_x000D_ Rachel in Search of Reality_x000D_ Ridicule_x000D_ The Great Saaba Bridge_x000D_ The Blue Tulip_x000D_ A Red Blind_x000D_ The Three Trees_x000D_ The Red Van_x000D_ Stockings_x000D_ Sappho_x000D_ The Black Cat_x000D_ The Other Woman_x000D_ About It?_x000D_ Contraband_x000D_ Heritage_x000D_ Discord_x000D_ Restitution_x000D_ At "The Golden Palace" _x000D_ The Hesperides_x000D_ Elizabeth_x000D_ The Man Who Came Back_x000D_ The Child_x000D_ Paternity_x000D_ The Strange Case of Sybil Carberry_x000D_ The Cave_x000D_ Precious Stones_x000D_ Barron's Broken Head_x000D_ In the Snow_x000D_ Laughing Sickness_x000D_ The Man with the Red Tie_x000D_ Escape_x000D_ The Sand-pit_x000D_ The Liars_x000D_ The Broken Violin_x000D_ The Son_x000D_ Two in a Train and Other Stories:_x000D_ Two in a Train_x000D_ The Rainbow_x000D_ The Madness of Professor Pye_x000D_ Lucky Ship_x000D_ A Waxwork Sow_x000D_ Compassion_x000D_ Francois_x000D_ Jack and Andrew_x000D_ Out of the Sea…_x000D_ _x000D_

Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature

Author: R. Reginald

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC


Category: Reference

Page: 800

View: 796

Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, A Checklist, 1700-1974, Volume one of Two, contains an Author Index, Title Index, Series Index, Awards Index, and the Ace and Belmont Doubles Index.

Our Ice Is Vanishing / Sikuvut Nunguliqtuq

A History of Inuit, Newcomers, and Climate Change

Author: Shelley Wright

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP


Category: Social Science

Page: 425

View: 633

The Arctic is ruled by ice. For Inuit, it is a highway, a hunting ground, and the platform on which life is lived. While the international community argues about sovereignty, security, and resource development at the top of the world, the Inuit remind us that they are the original inhabitants of this magnificent place - and that it is undergoing a dangerous transformation. The Arctic ice is melting at an alarming rate and Inuit have become the direct witnesses and messengers of climate change. Through an examination of Inuit history and culture, alongside the experiences of newcomers to the Arctic seeking land, wealth, adventure, and power, Our Ice Is Vanishing describes the legacies of exploration, intervention, and resilience. Combining scientific and legal information with political and individual perspectives, Shelley Wright follows the history of the Canadian presence in the Arctic and shares her own journey in recollections and photographs, presenting the far North as few people have seen it. Climate change is redrawing the boundaries of what Inuit and non-Inuit have learned to expect from our world. Our Ice Is Vanishing demonstrates that we must engage with the knowledge of the Inuit in order to understand and negotiate issues of climate change and sovereignty claims in the region.