Survey of English Dialects

Author: Michael V. Barry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136100202

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 516

View: 2686


First Published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Triumphal Sun

A Study of the Works of Jalaloddin Rumi

Author: Annemarie Schimmel

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791416358

Category: Religion

Page: 513

View: 9901


This is a book on Rumi's life, his poetry, his thought, and his influence. Rumi's work forms one of the pillars of the Sufi orders, particularly the Mevlevi order, better known in the West as the Whirling Dervishes. In this book Rumi emerges not only as a spiritual master, but also as a fully human being grounded firmly in the Koran and in classical Islamic mysticism. The light of the Divine Sun, in its Beauty and Majesty, manifested itself for Rumi through the person of Shams of Tabriz. Transformed by this light, consumed by this fire, Mowlana Rumi saw the world in a new light. Everywhere he perceived God's Grandeur and his Grace. The book also discusses the theological premises upon which Rumi's work rests, his attitude to the problems of free will and predestination, and his analysis of the mystical stages and stations. The book not only gives a very rich analysis of Rumi's language and poetical art, but also a picture of medieval Konya, whose features the mystical poet transforms and transfigures.

A Two-Colored Brocade

The Imagery of Persian Poetry

Author: Annemarie Schimmel

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469616378

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 558

View: 1063


Annemarie Schimmel, one of the world's foremost authorities on Persian literature, provides a comprehensive introduction to the complicated and highly sophisticated system of rhetoric and imagery used by the poets of Iran, Ottoman Turkey, and Muslim India. She shows that these images have been used and refined over the centuries and reflect the changing conditions in the Muslim world. According to Schimmel, Persian poetry does not aim to be spontaneous in spirit or highly personal in form. Instead it is rooted in conventions and rules of prosody, rhymes, and verbal instrumentation. Ideally, every verse should be like a precious stone--perfectly formed and multifaceted--and convey the dynamic relationship between everyday reality and the transcendental. Persian poetry, Schimmel explains, is more similar to medieval European verse than Western poetry as it has been written since the Romantic period. The characteristic verse form is the ghazal--a set of rhyming couplets--which serves as a vehicle for shrouding in conventional tropes the poet's real intentions. Because Persian poetry is neither narrative nor dramatic in its overall form, its strength lies in an "architectonic" design; each precisely expressed image is carefully fitted into a pattern of linked figures of speech. Schimmel shows that at its heart Persian poetry transforms the world into a web of symbols embedded in Islamic culture.

The Ash Warriors

Author: N.A

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160869419

Category: Air bases, American

Page: 146

View: 7605


The Ash Tree Event

Author: Chester B. Davis

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781453557037

Category: Fiction

Page: 586

View: 7832


It was in a dimly lit diner where Lincoln ambitiously waited to meet his one true love. Although it seemed impossible, there was something hauntingly familiar about his surroundings. Could it really be her? Lincoln thought as he watched scenes from his dream unfold before his eyes. Meanwhile, Vanessa thought her journey to find Lincoln was over. She believed that the man she loved since the precious age of fourteen had long since forgotten her. Unaware that fate had led her there with the intent to heal her heart, Vanessa graciously refused a familiar strangers offer to buy her a meal, but had she known that person was Lincoln, she would have never declined. The Ash Tree Event was the result of Lincoln and Vanessas ten-year separation. It revealed their passion for each other and brought them together yet again to confirm a hidden love once believed to be nothing more than a childhood crush.

The Ash and The Beech

The Drama of Woodland Change

Author: Richard Mabey

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448189829

Category: Nature

Page: 304

View: 4591


From ash die-back to the Great Storm of 1987 to Dutch elm disease, our much-loved woodlands seem to be under constant threat from a procession of natural challenges. Just when we need trees most, to help combat global warming and to provide places of retreat for us and our wildlife, they seem at greatest peril. But these dangers force us to reconsider the narrative we construct about trees and the roles we press on them. In this now classic book, Richard Mabey looks at how, for more than a thousand years, we have appropriated and humanised trees, turning them into arboreal pets, status symbols, expressions of fashionable beauty - anything rather than allow them lives of their own. And in the poetic and provocative style he has made his signature, Mabey argues that respecting trees' independence and ancient powers of survival may be the wisest response to their current crises. Originally published with the title Beechcombings, this updated edition includes a new foreword and afterword by the author.

House Selling For Dummies

Author: Eric Tyson,Ray Brown

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118051801

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 5258


New how-to details on staging and curb appeal The fun and easy way? to minimize selling hassles and get top dollar for your house Want to stand out to homebuyers in today's crowded market? America's #1 bestselling real estate authors have revised their classic guide to save you time and money as you prepare to sell your property. They'll show you when to put your house on the market, the pros and cons of FSBO, and the best ways to utilize the Internet, from online listings to digital photos. Discover how to: * Prepare your property to attract buyers * Determine your asking price * Hire the right real estate agent * Market and show your house * Negotiate for the best offer

Bodies from the Ash

Author: James M. Deem

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0618473084

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 50

View: 5237


Provides an examination of the bodies found buried in the ashes of the ancient city while exploring the life and times of these people, the events that led to the destruction of their civilization, and the archeological discoveries being made at the site's location today.

popular education

for the use of parents and teachers, and for young persons of both sexes. Prepared and published in accordance with a resolution of the Senate and House of representatives of the state of Michigan

Author: Ira Mayhew

Publisher: N.A


Category: Education

Page: 479

View: 4505


Space, Text and Gender

An Anthropological Study of the Marakwet of Kenya

Author: Henrietta Moore

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521303330

Category: Social Science

Page: 213

View: 2873


Dr Moore analyses the Marakwet through the relationship between organisation of household and gender relations in a changing society.

117 House Designs of the Twenties

Author: Gordon-Van Tine Co.

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486138089

Category: Architecture

Page: 144

View: 9753


A reprint of a rare architect's catalog of 1923, presenting a full range of typical home designs of the period. Photographs, floor plans, and full descriptions of interior and exterior detailing. 345 black-and-white illustrations.

Martinique Island

Author: Rex Bestle

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465389156

Category: Fiction

Page: 163

View: 6689


Rex was born on February 4, 1955 in Clearwater, Florida. He moved with his family to Burbank, California in 1962, where he grew up attending schools in Burbank and graduated from John Burroughs High School, class of 1973. He later worked for the Ralph M. Parsons Corp. in Pasadena, CA as a mechanical draftsman and worked on such projects as the Alaskan Pipe Line and the Honolulu International Airport. Rex enjoyed many hobbies, including hiking, fishing, rock collecting and snow skiing. He had taken creative writing classes in high school, which led to his love of writing short stories. Rex was tragically killed in a snow skiing accident on February 16, 1979. His writings were found after his death, just 2 weeks after what would have been his 24th birthday. This book is dedicated in his memory.

Report, 1837-

Author: Michigan. Department of Public Instruction

Publisher: N.A


Category: Education

Page: N.A

View: 2797


The Gentleman's House

Or, How to Plan English Residences, from the Parsonage to the Palace

Author: Robert Kerr

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108044840

Category: History

Page: 600

View: 481


This 1864 guide to stately-home building for 'gentlemen', by a leading architect, includes a history of British domestic life.

School Laws of Iowa

Compiled from the Code of Iowa and Acts of the General Assembly

Author: Iowa

Publisher: N.A


Category: Educational law and legislation

Page: N.A

View: 1153