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Fortunate Life

By A.B. Facey
  • ISBN Code: : 1925591417
  • Publisher : Fremantle Press
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
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Albert Facey’s story is the story of Australia.Born in 1894, and first sent to work at the age of eight, Facey lived the rough frontier life of a labourer and farmer and jackaroo, becoming lost and then rescued by Indigenous trackers, then gaining a hard-won literacy, surviving Gallipoli, raising a family through the Depression, losing a son in the Second World War, and meeting his beloved Evelyn with whom he shared nearly sixty years of marriage.Despite enduring unimaginable hardships, Facey always saw his life as a fortunate one.A true classic of Australian literature, Facey’s simply penned story offers a unique window onto the history of Australian life through the greater part of the twentieth century – the extraordinary journey of an ordinary man.

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  • Total of Pages : 376
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In the spirit of A. B. Facey’s A Fortunate Life, Jack Mercer’s Hard Times is the true story of the author’s amazing adventures. In 1911, growing up in an Ararat pub, he faces the terror of a violent stepfather and a mother who barely acknowledges his existence. But one thing keeps him sane: a plan to run. And once he starts running a page turning story begins. From early Werribee, Sydney, life aboard a Norwegian barque, Chile, Patagonia and Buenos Aires, to working as an elevator boy in New York and riding the trains as a tramp in Virginia, Jack Mercer’s hard times and wonderful times capture our every attention.

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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
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  • Total of Pages : 560
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Knowledge of Life is the first textbook to provide students with a comprehensive guide to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia. The result of extensive research and experience, it offers fresh insights into a range of topics and, most importantly, is written by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander academics. It addresses topics ranging from history and reconciliation, to literature and politics, to art, sport and health. It presents social, cultural and political perspectives on these areas in a manner that is accessible to undergraduate students from a range of backgrounds and academic disciplines. Each chapter opens with a précis of the author's journey to engage students and offer them an insight into the author's experiences. These authentic voices encourage students to think about the wider issues surrounding each chapter and their real-life implications. This timely publication emphasises the importance of relationships between non-Indigenous and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

The Making of The Magnificent Seven

By Brian Hannan
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476619107
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 748
  • Pdf File: the-making-of-the-magnificent-seven.pdf

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The story behind The Magnificent Seven could have been a movie in itself. It had everything—actors’ strike, writers’ strike, Mexican government interference and a row between the screenwriters that left one removing his name from the credits, all under the lingering gloom of post–McCarthy era Hollywood. A flop on release, it later became a box office hit. This book tells the behind-the-scenes story: how Yul Brynner became the biggest independent producer in Hollywood; why John Sturges was not the first choice after Brynner surrendered the director’s chair; why Sturges quit; the truth about the Mirisch Company (producers); the details of the film’s botched release and unlikely redemption; the creation of Elmer Bernstein’s classic score; and how internecine fighting prevented the making of the television series in 1963. Myths about Steve McQueen, his feud with Brynner and the scene-stealing antics of the cast are debunked. A close examination of the various screenplay drafts and the writers’ source material—Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai—shows who wrote what. Extensive analysis of Sturges’ directorial work is provided.

Tiny Tales

By Alexander McCall Smith
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  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Book Code : 0593316010
  • Total of Pages : 222
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 873
  • Pdf File: tiny-tales.pdf

Book Short Summary:

It is often said that the best things in life come in small packages; anyone in search of proof need look no further than the stories in this collection from the acclaimed author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series: brief, utterly engaging tales that offer lasting surprise and delight, accompanied by charming illustrations by Iain McIntosh. In Tiny Tales, Alexander McCall Smith explores romance, ambition, kindness, and happiness in thirty short stories accompanied by thirty witty cartoons designed by Iain McIntosh, McCall Smith’s longtime creative collaborator. Here we meet the first Australian pope, who hopes to finally find some peace and quiet back home in Perth; a psychotherapist turned motorcycle racetrack manager; and an aspiring opera singer who gets her unlikely break onstage. And, of course, we spend time in McCall Smith’s beloved Scotland, where we are introduced to progressive Vikings, a group of housemates with complex romantic entanglements, and a couple of globe-trotting dentists. These tales and illustrations depict the full scope of human experience and reveal the rich tapestry of life—painted in miniature.

Gendering Chinese Religion

By Jinhua Jia,Xiaofei Kang,Ping Yao
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  • Publisher : State University of New York Press
  • Book Code : 1438453094
  • Total of Pages : 312
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 362
  • Pdf File: gendering-chinese-religion.pdf

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Read and download full book Gendering Chinese Religion

Handbook of Autobiography / Autofiction

By Martina Wagner-Egelhaaf
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  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Book Code : 3110279819
  • Total of Pages : 2220
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 798
  • Pdf File: handbook-of-autobiography-autofiction.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Autobiographical writings have been a major cultural genre from antiquity to the present time. General questions of the literary as, e.g., the relation between literature and reality, truth and fiction, the dependency of author, narrator, and figure, or issues of individual and cultural styles etc., can be studied preeminently in the autobiographical genre. Yet, the tradition of life-writing has, in the course of literary history, developed manifold types and forms. Especially in the globalized age, where the media and other technological / cultural factors contribute to a rapid transformation of lifestyles, autobiographical writing has maintained, even enhanced, its popularity and importance. By conceiving autobiography in a wide sense that includes memoirs, diaries, self-portraits and autofiction as well as media transformations of the genre, this three-volume handbook offers a comprehensive survey of theoretical approaches, systematic aspects, and historical developments in an international and interdisciplinary perspective. While autobiography is usually considered to be a European tradition, special emphasis is placed on the modes of self-representation in non-Western cultures and on inter- and transcultural perspectives of the genre. The individual contributions are closely interconnected by a system of cross-references. The handbook addresses scholars of cultural and literary studies, students as well as non-academic readers.

Crossover Fiction

By Sandra L. Beckett
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1135861307
  • Total of Pages : 360
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 804
  • Pdf File: crossover-fiction.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In Crossover Fiction, Sandra L. Beckett explores the global trend of crossover literature and explains how it is transforming literary canons, concepts of readership, the status of authors, the publishing industry, and bookselling practices. This study will have significant relevance across disciplines, as scholars in literary studies, media and cultural studies, visual arts, education, psychology, and sociology examine the increasingly blurred borderlines between adults and young people in contemporary society, notably with regard to their consumption of popular culture.

Reading the Country

By Philip Morrissey,Chris Healy
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  • Publisher : uts epress
  • Book Code : 0648124282
  • Total of Pages : 284
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 977
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Steeped in story-telling and endlessly curious, Reading the Country: An Introduction to Nomadology (1984) was the product of Paddy Roe, Stephen Muecke and Krim Benterrak, experimenting with what it might be like to think together about country. In the process a senior traditional owner, a cultural theorist and a painter produced a text unlike any other. Reading the Country: 30 Years On is a celebration of one of the great twentieth-century books of intercultural dialogue. Recalling a spirit of intellectual risk and respect, in this collection, Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars, poets, writers and publishers both acknowledge the past and look, with hope, to future transformations of culture and country.

Psalms 1 - 59

By Hans-Joachim Kraus
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  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Book Code : 9781451409369
  • Total of Pages : 572
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 641
  • Pdf File: psalms-1-59.pdf

Book Short Summary:

[V.1] Psalms 1-59 -- [v.2] Psalms 60-150.