Desert Voices

with audio recording


Author: Byrd Baylor

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481417185

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 8709

On the hottest summer afternoons when desert creatures look for shade and stay close to the earth and keep their voices low I sit high on a cactus and fling my loud ringing trill out to the sun... So sings the Cactus Wren, one of the ten desert creatures that speaks for itself in the evocative and lyrical verses of Desert Voices. In both text and illustration, Desert Voices conveys a message of spirit and courage from the shy and quiet creatures of the beautiful desert land.

Desert Voices

Bedouin Women's Poetry in Saudi Arabia


Author: Moneera Al-Ghadeer

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857711962

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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The Bedouin, or ‘desert dwellers’, have a rich cultural heritage often expressed through music and poetry. Here Moneera Al-Ghadeer provides us with the first comparative reading of women’s oral poetry from Saudi Arabia. She examines women’s lyrics of love, desire, mourning and grievance. We come to understand Bedouin mores and - most significantly - the unique description of a desert that is consistently held to be infinite, evocative, stimulating and an eternal freedom. _x000D_ ‘Desert Voices’ asks a number of questions: How should we read oral poetry? Should our approach differ from the analytical models of canonical Arabic poetry? What theoretical insights may be gained from comparative reflection on an excluded feminine oral genre? Can Bedouin women’s oral poems be read with contemporary literary theory/al-nazariya adabiya/pensée?_x000D_ Moneera Al-Ghadeer addresses these questions by translating, analyzing and critically reflecting on the oral poetry material originally collected by Ibn Raddas. She explores different elegies and the rhetoric of mourning and melancholy with particular emphasis on the insights of Sigmund Freud and Judith Butler. The changing face of the Arabian peninsula is documented in Bedouin women’s poetry, through poems composed after the discovery of oil, in which women speak of technology in the form of automobiles, railways, aeroplanes and binoculars. These poems illuminate an important and neglected historical moment that is relevant to certain postcolonial and globalization theories about current crises in the Middle East. _x000D_ Al-Ghadeer faces the problems of translation of oral poetry. What happens to the marginal subject and the minor language - dialect/s - in translation? How can one translate oral poems composed in a nomadic dialect? She uses translation theory as presented by Walter Benjamin, de Man, Derrida and G. C. Spivak and tackles the most obvious translation problem in these poems: the exceedingly rich vocabulary of Bedouin ethos and the multifaceted signification of weather and animal imagery._x000D_ As the first English translation and analysis of this poetry, ‘Desert Voices’ is both a gesture to preserving the oral poetic tradition of women and a radical critique addressing the exclusion of their poetry from current academic literary studies. The book provides invaluable material for reflection in the debates around oral culture and women’s poetic composition while it translates, presents and critically examins a genre, which opens Arabic poetry and literature to contemporary theory and criticism.

Desert Voices

A Descriptive Bibliography


Author: Elza Ivan Edwards

Publisher: Westport, Conn : Greenwood Press

ISBN: 9780837168487

Category: Reference

Page: 215

View: 769


Personal Testimony From Gulf War Heroes


Author: Willam H. LA Barge

Publisher: Crossroad Press


Category: History

Page: 288

View: 3848

America's strength has always been her people. Never has this strength been more evident than in time of war. From the Revolution on, the history of America at war has always been the history of ordinary men and women doing extraordinary things. But in the past, it has taken years, sometimes even decades, for those heroic men and women to be heard, for their individual stories to be told. In the current era, with electronic media making the news instantaneously available around the world, one would think that would no longer be the case. In America's latest war, the electronic media brought us only the men and women at the top -- leaders like General Schwarzkopf, General Kelly, and Pete Williams, the official voice of the Pentagon. But the real stories, the stories of courage under fire, were half a world away -- in Khafji and Dhahran, Basra and the barren wastes of the Iraqi desert. The stories were there because America's men and women were there, with M-16s and artillery, in tanks and in attack aircraft, in the tents and in the trenches. Every service was represented -- Army, Navy, Air Force, and U.S. Coast Guard. The career soldiers were there and so were the citizen soldiers of the reserves. These are their stories, told in their own way. These are the Desert Voices.

Desert Voices

The Edge Effect


Author: Tessa Bielecki,David Denny

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692507698


Page: 194

View: 1509

Desert Voices is a song from the edge. It celebrates the amorous frontier between two "desert rats" and an arid landscape of sand, sky, and giant cactus. It celebrates friendships between Abrahamic brothers and sisters who have spent too much time demonizing each other. It mourns the lives lost along the border of Israel and Palestine and honors non-violent sowers of hope. It sings from the death bed, from the poverty of the Cross, the universal desert of impermanence that may be the shadow of eternal life. Attracted by beauty and responding to sorrow, Tessa Bielecki and David Denny offer insights about inner work and earth care, peacemaking and social justice, living and dying, and share the nourishing wisdom that blooms in the desert today.

Reading to Learn in the Content Areas


Author: Judy Richardson,Raymond Morgan,Charlene Fleener

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495506060

Category: Education

Page: 560

View: 5809

With READING TO LEARN IN THE CONTENT AREAS, Seventh Edition, future educators discover how they can teach students to use reading, discussion, and writing as vehicles for learning in any discipline. The text explores how the increased availability of computers, instructional software, and Internet resources, as well as the rise of electronic literacy in general, have affected the ways children learn and create meaning from their world. The authors’ unique lesson framework for instruction, PAR (Preparation/Assistance/Reflection), extends throughout the book. The text’s reader-friendly presentation, balanced approach, strong research base, and inclusion of real-life examples from a variety of subject areas and grade levels have helped make it one of the most popular and effective books on the market. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

2009 Poet's Market - Listings


Author: Editors of Writers Digest Books

Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1582976694

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 576

View: 6554

2009 Poet's Market will give you all the information necessary to research markets and submit your poetry for publication. In addition to market listings, you'll find guidance for preparing and submitting manuscripts, identifying markets, relating to editors, and more. Plus, the book includes additional listings for conferences, workshops, organizations for poets, print and online resources, and the latest trends in poetry writing and publishing.

Voices in the Desert

An Anthology of Arabic-Canadian Women Writers


Author: Elizabeth Dahab

Publisher: Guernica Editions

ISBN: 9781550711691

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 134

View: 1434

These nine stories are representative of an literature that exploded onto the Canadian literary scene in the 1970s, produced in first-generation Arabic-Canadian feminist literary circles. Reflective of the rich and varied experiences of these women, it ap

Forgotten Voices Desert Victory


Author: Imperial War Museum,Julian Thompson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409034860

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 6894

‘Between Friday and Monday we never slept at all. Everyone’s face was one mass of sand ... The guns were so hot, all the paint had gone’ Bombardier Ray Ellis Had the Allies lost in North Africa, Rommel’s Afrika Korps would have swept through the Middle East, cutting the vital supply line through the Suez Canal to Australia and India, and taking the oilfields of the Persian Gulf. Britain would have been isolated, without oil, and unable to fight. These historic battles of 1940–1943 were fought over vast distances on rugged terrain, with supply lines often stretched to breaking point. It was here that David Stirling formed the SAS to perform audacious sabotage missions, and the Long Range Desert Group collected intelligence from behind enemy lines. This is the story of the Allies’ first victory against Hitler’s army, told in the voices of the men who were there, which proved that the seemingly unstoppable Germans could be beaten.

Voices from the Wild Horse Desert

The Vaquero Families of the King and Kenedy Ranches


Author: Jane Clements Monday,Betty Bailey Colley

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292785461

Category: History

Page: 303

View: 7914

Founded before the Civil War, the King and Kenedy Ranches have become legendary for their size, their wealth, and their endless herds of cattle. A major factor in the longevity of these ranches has always been the loyal workforce of vaqueros (Mexican and Mexican American cowboys) and their families. Some of the vaquero families have worked on the ranches through five or six generations. In this book, Jane Clements Monday and Betty Bailey Colley bring together the voices of these men and women who make ranching possible in the Wild Horse Desert. From 1989 to 1995, the authors interviewed more than sixty members of vaquero families, ranging in age from 20 to 93. Their words provide a panoramic view of ranch work and life that spans most of the twentieth century. The vaqueros and their families describe all aspects of life on the ranches, from working cattle and doing many kinds of ranch maintenance to the home chores of raising children, cooking, and cleaning. The elders recall a life of endless manual labor that nonetheless afforded the satisfaction of jobs done with skill and pride. The younger people describe how modernization has affected the ranches and changed the lifeways of the people who work there.

Voices in the desert

Margaret and William Ballinger : a biography


Author: F. A. Mouton

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 344

View: 5156

The Cambridge Introduction to T. S. Eliot


Author: John Xiros Cooper

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139457903

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

View: 1901

T. S. Eliot is not only one of the most important poets of the twentieth century; as literary critic and commentator on culture and society, his writing continues to be profoundly influential. Every student of English must engage with his writing to understand the course of modern literature. This book provides the perfect introduction to key aspects of Eliot's life and work, as well as to the wider contexts of modernism in which he wrote. John Xiros Cooper explains how Eliot was influenced by the intellectual climate of both twentieth-century Britain and America, and how he became a key cultural figure on both sides of the Atlantic. The continuing controversies surrounding his writing and his thought are also addressed. With a useful guide to further reading, this is the most informative and accessible introduction to T. S. Eliot.

Spiritual Classics from the Early Church

An Anthology


Author: Robert Atwell

Publisher: Church House Publishing

ISBN: 9780715148273

Category: Religion

Page: 204

View: 3646

This is an exploration of the rich spirituality of the Church Fathers found in the writings of Cyprian; the Desert Fathers and Mothers; Basil the Great; Gregory of Nyssa; John Chrysostom; Augustine; Benedict; and Gregory the Great.