No Man is an Island

Author: Thomas Merton

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590302532

Category: Religion

Page: 280

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This volume is a stimulating series of spiritual reflections which will prove helpful for all struggling to find the meaning of human existence and to live the richest, fullest and noblest life. --Chicago Tribune

No Man is an Island

Author: Adele Dumont

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0733636381

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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This is the book about immigration detention that all Australians need to read. During the time of the Gillard government, 24-year-old Sydneysider Adele Dumont accepted a volunteer position to teach English to men in immigration detention on Christmas Island. She did not expect to find the work so rewarding or the people she met so interesting. When she was offered a job working at Curtin detention centre near Derby in Western Australia, she took it. Working at Curtin required her to live a fly-in fly-out lifestyle, feeling never quite settled in one place or the other. She lived in a donga when she was in WA, her life full of bus trips to the detention centre and the work she did there; back home in Sydney, she was overwhelmed by the choices people had and the things they didn't do with those choices. What kept her returning to Curtin were her students: men from many lands who had sacrificed all they knew for a chance to live in Australia; men who were unfailingly polite to her in a situation that was barbarous. Slowly, falteringly, these men learned her language and taught her things about their culture. No Man is an Island is the story that will make the issue of immigration detention accessible to far more interested Australians than any number of stern newspaper articles. It is a vividly told story that is full of characters and humanity. It is the story about immigration detention that all Australians need to read.

No Man Is an Island

Author: John Donne

Publisher: Souvenir PressLtd

ISBN: 9780285628748

Category: Religion

Page: 32

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Born in the 1570s, John Donne was educated at Oxford and Cambridge. As Dean of St Paul''s he preached before Charles I. He also wrote satire & poetry, but is best remembered as a great writer of metaphysical poetry. This is his most famous poem.'

'No man is an island'

the Irish presence in Isle de France/Mauritius (1715-2007)

Author: Marc Serge Rivière

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 481

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No Man is an Island

Author: Ruskin Bond

Publisher: Rupa Publications

ISBN: 8129120445

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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And the land stretched out before me, and the years fell away, And I was a boy again, And the friends of my youth were there beside me, And nothing had changed. Told in Ruskin Bond's simple yet poignant style, the stories and poems in No Man Is an Island thoughtfully explore the many shades of friendship and camaraderie. Featuring classic tales such as 'The Woman on Platform No. 8', in which a mysterious stranger befriends a young boy, and 'The Crooked Tree', in which a writer and a hawker form an unlikely bond, this heart-warming collection is a must-read.

No Man Is an Island

A Memoir of Family and Haitian Cuisine

Author: TiGeorges Laguerre

Publisher: Rare Bird Books, a Vireo Book

ISBN: 9781942600251

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 216

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Shortlisted for the 2017 Gourmand International Cookbook Prize Los Angeles Times Cookbook of the week Jean-Marie Monfort Hébert Georges Fils "TiGeorges" Laguerre died at birth. But anyone who knows the gregarious, polylingual chef and restaurant owner realizes that it takes more than something like dying to keep this charismatic man down. Laguerre was revived, and in the decades since, has lived life to the fullest. His new memoir is a recipe for real talk and a hearty blend of food, family, and country. Laguerre spills secrets of his one-of-a-kind cuisine, talks about the life in Haiti, and shares his everyman's immigrant's journey from the Caribbean to New York, and then across the country to Los Angeles.

Die Widerspenstigkeit des Glücks

Roman

Author: Gabrielle Zevin

Publisher: Diana Verlag

ISBN: 3641126320

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Ein bezaubernder Roman und ein modernes Märchen Amelia ist Verlagsvertreterin und lernt dabei die eigenwilligsten Buchhändler kennen. Genau so einer ist A. J. Fikry. In seinem Herzen haben nur turmhohe Bücherstapel Platz. Bis er einen ungebetenen Gast entdeckt: Eines Morgens sitzt die zweijährige Waise Maya in der Kinderbuchecke seiner Buchhandlung. Gegen seinen Willen nimmt sich A. J. des kleinen Mädchens an, das sein Leben kurzerhand auf den Kopf stellt. Und auch Amelia wird er nicht so schnell vergessen können ...

Minecraft - Die Insel

Author: Max Brooks

Publisher: Egmont

ISBN: 3505140791

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

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Du wirst nie glauben, was ich erlebt habe. Aber wenn du das liest, steckst du längst mittendrin. Vielleicht stolperst du schon seit einer Weile über diese verrückte Insel. Vielleicht bist du auch gerade erst hier gestrandet. Du bist verwirrt, fühlst dich total verloren und hast eine Scheißangst – das Gefühl kenne ich nur zu gut. Wenn du nicht aufpasst, wird dich die Insel verschlingen und in Einzelteilen wieder ausspucken. Für dich habe ich dieses Buch hier zurückgelassen. Lies es. Du wirst jede Hilfe brauchen, die du kriegen kannst ... Der erste offizielle Minecraft-Roman: Hochspannung von Bestsellerautor Max Brooks

No Christian Man Is an Island

Author: Dex Bahr

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1609573617

Category: Political Science

Page: 268

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"The sun is setting in America, and darkness is falling. Our nation needs knights." Truth is under assault in America, causing her to weaken from within. In NO CHRISTIAN MAN IS AN ISLAND, Dex Bahr argues that at no time in our history is it more crucial for Christian men to have the courage to be knights in defense of God, country and family. Bahr illuminates readers to the hostile spiritual and ideological forces that have hijacked faith, education, politics and media and why they must be defeated Praise for NO CHRISTIAN MAN IS AN ISLAND: "I highly recommend this book for the author's passion and heartfelt desire for the Christian man to not be passive, but to be actively involved in his Christian life. We are living in a world of decay and though we will not be able to stop it from its downward spiral, we have the chance to slow down its course, and we begin with a good comprehension and knowledge of our situation. NO CHRISTIAN MAN IS AN ISLAND thoughtfully addresses these issues and clearly challenges us to a passionate pursuit of God. The opportunity to be a hero of God is out there, just go and do it. 'The world has yet to see what God could do to a fully surrendered man.' By Henry Varley (friend of D.L. Moody)." -Jofri Frigillana, M. Div.; Th. M. (Talbot Theological Seminary) Good Shepherd Baptist Church - Anaheim, CA ************************************************************************* Dex Bahr is a freelance writer. A former broadcast news reporter, Mr. Bahr has worked in major markets, including KJEO-TV in Fresno, California and OCN in Santa Ana, California. Mr. Bahr has been a Christian since 1980 and has served the Lord as a lay speaker and small group leader. He is married with two children.

No Man is an Island

Author: Michael Teitelbaum,Alan Grant,Rich Fogel

Publisher: Bantam Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780553487817

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 118

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The Justice League runs into trouble while searching for three downed planes on an uncharted volcanic island, leaving Hawkgirl to fight an unknown enemy by herself.

Obsessive Images

Symbolism in Poetry of the 1930's and 1940's

Author: Joseph Warren Beach

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816657056

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 416

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Obsessive Images was first published in 1960. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. As Mark Schorer comments, this is "the last, unfinished work of a distinguished, well loved critic, poet, and professor." After the death of Joseph Warren Beach, his colleague and friend William Van O'Connor, professor of English at the University of Minnesota, prepared the unfinished manuscript of this work for publication and wrote the foreword. The work is primarily a study of certain words, phrases, and images that turn up with unusual frequency in modern American poetry, especially that of the decades of the 1930's and 1940's, and which are used in unusual senses, to carry special symbolisms, or to imply peculiar philosophical attitudes. Since the study is concerned with such recurring images and themes, many poets of distinction, in whose work they are not to be found, are left out, but Professor Beach also discusses the significance of the absence of these poets. Students and critics will gain insight through this work into the characteristic attitudes of a generation of poets. The book is, moreover, a delight to read, reflecting, as it does, Mr. Beach's own love for the study of poetry. As Professor O'Connor points out, the tone is much more personal than that of Mr. Beach's other books.

Deine Juliet

Roman

Author: Mary Ann Shaffer,Annie Barrows

Publisher: btb Verlag

ISBN: 3641184509

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Willkommen im Club der Guernseyer Freunde von Dichtung und Kartfoffelschalenauflauf London, Ende der vierziger Jahre: Die junge Schriftstellerin Juliet erhält einen ungewöhnlichen Brief. Absender ist Dawsey Adams, ein Bauer von der Kanalinsel Guernsey, der antiquarisch ein Buch erworben hat, das zuvor ihr gehörte. Zwischen den beiden entspinnt sich ein Briefwechsel, durch den Juliet von der Existenz der »Guernseyer Freunde von Dichtung und Kartoffelschalenauflauf« erfährt, einer literarischen Gesellschaft, die einige der Inselbewohner gründeten, um sich über die schwere Kriegszeit hinwegzuhelfen. Je mehr Juliet über Dawsey und die anderen erfährt, desto mehr wünscht sie sich diese Menschen zu treffen. Und so beschließt sie, auf die Insel zu reisen. Dort stößt Juliet auf die Geschichte von Elizabeth, einem verschollenen Mitglied des Clubs, und ihrer großen Liebe zu einem deutschen Offizier. Und sie lernt Dawsey immer besser kennen...

Overtures of Friendships and Familial Bonding in "No Man is an Island" of Ruskin Bond

Author: Ajay K Chaubey

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 365689583X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 8

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Essay from the year 2015 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Comparative Literature, , language: English, abstract: The present paper is a humble endeavour to map the familial and friendly association in literature with special reference to Ruskin Bond’s select stories of "No Man is an Island" (2013), a collection of short stories and poems. The lineage and genealogy of literature display that Bond is not the first author to write, to narrate and to exhibit the ebullient ambience of family and friendly folks. Chaucer’s “The Canterbury Tales” marvellously archive the collective enterprise of his twenty nine characters who friendly embark upon the journey from the Tabard Inn to Thomas Bicket’s Church. The present paper underscores the chore of friendship in family and family in friendship which is the verisimilitude of individualistic as well as pluralistic lives.