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A Second Treasury of Kahlil Gibran

By Kahlil Gibran
  • ISBN Code: : 1453235558
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 368
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Works on joy and sorrow, life and love, by Kahlil Gibran, one of the most celebrated modern philosophers In this magnificent volume, Gibran’s writings have been translated from their native Arabic to English by Anthony Rizcallah Ferris. The collection includes The Broken Wings, an exquisitely tender, poetic love story; The Voice of the Master, a remarkable study of life; and Thoughts and Meditations, containing Gibran’s spiritual message to the world. Each work, studded with gems of wisdom and truth, adds up to a warm, lively, and philosophical portrait of one of the twentieth century’s greatest poetic masters.

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Offering a wide variety of theme, occasion, mood, and form - ‘The Essential Gibran’ is a volume of selected passages celebrating Gibran's style and thought Kahlil Gibran's essential style is captured in reflective poetic prose, dramatic sketches, allegories and parables, national and international addresses, and romantic writings of all kinds. Evident throughout is his abiding respect for universal human rights, the equality of men and women, and religious tolerance. This is a wonderful insight into a universal figure whose profound humanity and concern for the highest standards of integrity in both a moral and literary sense transcends the boundaries between cultures, which have all too often found themselves in opposition with one another.

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  • Total of Pages : 425
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Multi-Ethnic Britain 2000+ provides an encompassing survey of artistic responses to the changes in the British cultural climate in the early years of the 21st century. It traces topical reactions to new forms of racism and religious fundamentalism, to legal as well as 'illegal' immigration, and to the threat of global terror; yet it also highlights new forms of intercultural communication and convivial exchange. Framed by contributions from novelists Patrick Neate and Rajeev Balasubramanyam, Multi-Ethnic Britain 2000+ showcases how artistic representations in literature, film, music and the visual arts reflect and respond to social and political discourses, and how they contribute to our understanding of the current (trans)cultural situation in Britain. The contributions in this volume cover a wide range of writers such as Graham Swift, Ian McEwan, Zadie Smith, Jackie Kay, Nadeem Aslam, Gautam Malkani, Nirpal Dhaliwal and Monica Ali; films ranging from Gurinder Chadha's Bend It Like Beckham and Bride and Prejudice to Michael Winterbottom's In This World and Alfonso Cuarón's Children of Men; paintings and photography by innovative black and Asian British Artists; and dubstep music.

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One of the most popular and profound inspirational writers of all time explores the mysteries of life. Here is bite-sized wisdom for daily living in a beautiful gift package. This book is a collection of Gibran's words on life's big questions and the mysteries of the spiritual path. It is an exploration of the riddles and conundrums that are part of the fabric of existence, and it is an attempt to penetrate and explain the mysteries of life. Gibran was fascinated by life's puzzles and riddles--those questions that cause us to stop what we are doing and ask, "Why?" Here are his musings about the seemingly unanswerable questions and his exploration of good and evil, love and hate, and the difference between appearances and reality. Kahlil Gibran's Little Book of Secrets is organized into five sections that elucidate the key issues and questions that each of us face: Entering the Labyrinth of Life Secrets of Life and Death Life's Ups and Downs Secrets of Good and Evil Traveling the Inner Path This inspirational gift volume gently guides readers through life's big issues: meaning and mortality, good and evil, and discovering an authentic spiritual path. Suitable for all gift-giving occasions, it is a book that delights, informs, and inspires.

Immigrant Narratives

By Wail S. Hassan
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0199792135
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 841
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Since the work of Edward Said first appeared, countless studies have shown the ways in which Western writers--sometimes unwittingly--participate in the oversimplified East/West dichotomy of Orientalism. Yet no study has considered how writers from the so-called Orient approach this idea. A wide-ranging survey of the vast and diverse world of Anglophone Arab literature, Immigrant Narratives examines the complex ways in which Arab ?migr?s contend with, resist, and participate in the problems of Orientalism. Hassan's account begins in the early twentieth century, as he considers the pioneering Lebanese American writers, Ameen Rihani and Kahlil Gibran. The former's seminal novel, The Book of Khalid sought to fuse Arabic and European literary traditions in search of a civilizational synthesis, whereas the latter found success by mixing Hindu, Christian, mystical, and English Romantic ideas into a popular spiritualism. Hassan then considers Arab immigrant life-writing, ranging from autobiographies by George Haddad and Abraham Rihbany to memoirs of exile by the Egyptian-born Leila Ahmed and Palestinian refugees like Fawaz Turki and Edward Said. Hassan considers issues of representation in looking to how Arab immigrant writers like Ramzi Salti and Rabih Alameddine use homosexuality to reflect on Arab typecasting. Ahdaf Soueif's fiction reflects her growing awareness of the politics of reception of Anglophone Arab women writers while Leila Aboulela's fiction, inspired by an immigrant Islamic perspective, depicts the predicament of the Muslim minority in Britain. Drawing upon postcolonial, translation, and minority discourse theory, Immigrant Narratives investigates how key writers have described their immigrant experiences, acting as mediators and interpreters between cultures, and how they have forged new identities in their adopted countries.

The Origins of Syrian Nationhood

By Adel Beshara
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  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Book Code : 1136724508
  • Total of Pages : 399
  • Category : History
  • Members : 272
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The ‘Syria idea’ emerged in the nineteenth century as a concept of national awakening superseding both Arab nationalism and separatist currents. Looking at nationalist movements, ideas and individuals, this book traces the origin and development of the idea of Syrian nationhood from the perspective of some of its leading pioneers. Providing a highly original comparative insight into the struggle for independence and sovereignty in post-1850 Syria, it addresses some of the most persistent questions about the development of this nationalism. Chapters by eminent scholars from within and outside of the region offer a comprehensive study of individual Syrian writers and activists caught in a whirlwind of uncertainty, competing ideologies, foreign interference, and political suppression. A valuable addition to the present scholarship on nationalism in the Middle East, this book will be of interest to many professionals as well as to scholars of history, Middle East studies and political science.

Rethinking Leadership for a Green World

By Andrew Taylor
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000548686
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 676
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First James Lovelock, and recently Prince William and David Attenborough believe that we have reached a tipping point in the process of climate change. Whether they are right or not, it is certainly true that the impact of humankind upon the ecology of the earth has reached a point where real changes in human behaviour are required. If managers are to be enablers of planetary survival then we need to develop a new approach to risk, which explicitly includes ecological limits upon economic behaviour. This implies a fundamental reorientation of their role in allocating resources to minimise risk and maximise reward. This book brings together some of the brightest contemporary thinkers on leadership, complexity and sustainability to consider the big ideas that we will need to make the changes required, and to outline the major themes that can inform a new approach to constructing a green world. It looks at how to ensure that local models of sustainability are able to flourish in the context of global networks and presents specific case studies of markets and organisations that offer insights into the development integrated solutions and the leadership lessons we can learn. Combining both theory and practice, this book serves to guide business managers and provides deeper insight and critical perspectives on some of the key issues facing leaders moving towards the green economy. It also provides useful supplementary reading for students in business and environmental studies.

The Happiness Handbook

By Lorenzo S. Littles
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  • Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
  • Book Code : 0983942250
  • Total of Pages : 49
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 947
  • Pdf File: the-happiness-handbook.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This Handbook demonstrates how to use your power of choice to create the happiness you want. A simple technique for defining your happiness; Visualization as a means of supporting your happiness; Effective methods for accomplishing any task from the very simple to the extremely complex; How to recognize and appreciate your happiness. It's easy to read with illustrations that comically demonstrate important points. The message is simple and clear: Happiness is available to all of us, it is our birth right. We need only claim it. Begin today to transform your life and create the happiness and peace of mind that is yours for the making.

Gibran, Rihani & Naimy

By Aida Imangulieva
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  • Publisher : Anqa Publishing
  • Book Code : 1905937415
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 605
  • Pdf File: gibran-rihani-naimy.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Originally published in Russian during the final years of the Soviet Union, this volume examines the influences of foreign literary movements, specifically Romanticism and Realism, on the three authors examined within. By viewing Gibran and Rihani's works in the light of English poets such as Wordsworth, Byron, and Shelley and American writers such as Emerson and Whitman—and by exploring Naimy through the lens of the Russian Realist tradition, drawing parallels specifically with the work of Belinsky, Tolstoy, Turgenev, and the Chekhovian tradition—this work provides an unusual window into the Arab world's cultural interaction with Europe, America, and Russia in the early 20th century. At the same time, it reaches beyond its academic scope and reveals universal elements that speak to all people and go beyond cultural frameworks altogether.

1969 I Am Lucky to Be Me

By Kwame Anthony Copeland
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 9781475952537
  • Total of Pages : 132
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 524
  • Pdf File: 1969-i-am-lucky-to-be-me.pdf

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The book is a dedicated to those whose death lifted my consciousness, especially Fred Hampton and Nana Aba, my beloved grandmother Maude Best de Copeland, my mother; Joyce Beverly Best-Copeland, my second mother, Auntie Hazel Ida Best, Girlie

The Book of Virtues

By NK Sondhi,General Press
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  • Publisher : GENERAL PRESS
  • Book Code : 9389716403
  • Total of Pages : 67
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 648
  • Pdf File: the-book-of-virtues.pdf

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A human is blessed with great intellect and a unique ability to distinguish right from wrong. A balanced personality and true success is achieved through building a strong value system. Our ethical characteristics play a huge role in determining whether we can be resourceful to our community or not. Our young generation needs to contemplate on stories that can help them recognise and create a strong moral character. Virtues can easily go extinct if we stop practicing them. The Book of Virtues connects our young generation with real life circumstances, and representation of familiar identities that gives them insights to appreciate the moral values and ultimately help them revive the virtues of gratitude, courage, justice, compassion, honesty, perseverance and cooperativeness.